Year of the Monkey
We last celebrated a Chinese New Year of the Monkey in 2016, so there is some way to go before the next one, in 2028! But it does mean that you might have Monkey children in your classroom, nursery or home - so you might like to check out the resources we have below!
"This Monkey year, I give you five monkeys:
the ingenuity of the macaque,
the health and happiness of the monkey,
the leisure and wealth of monkey-kind,
the lightheartedness of apes and monkeys,
and intelligence and wit surpassing the Monkey King."
A traditional greeting for the Year of the Monkey
Year of the Monkey Dates
Was someone you know born in the Year of the Monkey? Find out by looking at the dates below...
- 6th February 1932 - 25th January 1933
- 25th January 1944 - 12th February 1945
- 12th February 1956 - 30th January 1957
- 30th January 1968 - 16th February 1969
- 16th February 1980 - 4th February 1981
- 4th February 1992 - 22nd January 1993
- 22nd January 2004 - 8th February 2005
- 8th February 2016 - 27th January 2017
Next Year of the Monkey
26th January 2028 - 12th February 2029
Everyone knows the monkey has brains and is a little on the cheeky side! They are also enthusiastic and cheerful, quick-witted and creative. They are prepared to help others and will always find a clever way around a problem. Monkeys love to learn, too.